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IPaintMyMind transforms people and spaces by connecting artists, businesses, and communities through art. By leveraging our permanent art collection and making it a viable avenue for engagement & collaboration, we’re reimagining access to the arts.

We specialize in affordable & emerging visual art, with a focus on illustration, collage, mixed media, & photography screen prints & giclees. This allows us to concentrate on supporting working artists, whose content and approach perfectly aligns with the businesses & communities we serve.

Shared Walls™ is our rotating art subscription program in which our permanent collection is leased to businesses at a fee, and turns that revenue into FREE art exhibitions, curriculum, and artist workshops for schools, parks, libraries, and community centers.

20k

CHICAGO
RESIDENTS

engaged citywide

65+

BUSINESSES &
COMMUNITIES

provided with exhibitions

800+

PIECES
OF ART

purchased directly from artists

6+

YEARS

community collaboration

OUR TEAM

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JOSH HOEKWATER

Board Member

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EVAN LA RUFFA

Executive Director

Leader Curator & Board Chair

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BRIAN FLANNERY

Board Member

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CLIENT

Testimonials

Working with Evan and I Paint My Mind was a great experience. They're willing to work with you to find art that fits into and enhances your space. I love that what they do supports local artists and arts education in Chicago. AWESOME!" in the testimonials section.

Laura Stillman

Altair Advisers